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    Paralyzed diaphragm

    I finally got an actual diagnosis on my shortness of breath: my diaphragm is paralyzed, but only on the left side. They can't tell me for sure how it happened or whether it will come back. Meanwhile, still working on losing more weight, and doing pulmonary rehab twice a week. Still on supplemental oxygen. I'm hoping to lose the oxygen tank ultimately.

    I'm back doing my music things, but it's kinda hard to push out those songs when the diaphragm isn't 100%.
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    dread, take care! At least you know what it is, and can attempt to deal with it. Time to learn some instrumentals!

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    I hope knowing the problem helps the healing. Best on losing more weight - not an easy task. Good luck on a positive music return.
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    Good thoughts sent your way. Keep the faith.
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    Dang, bro....prayers and mojo heading your way!

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    Thanks guys. I didn't realize how much I was relying on my diaphragm for singing until half of it conked out!
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    If you want to sing, use a mic and let it do all the work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreadnut View Post
    ....my diaphragm is paralyzed, but only on the left side....
    That doesn't sound good. Unparalyze that sucker! Hang in there, my friend!
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    Best wishes for a rapid recovery!
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    Our bodies do weird stuff. Get better soon!

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